East-West Alumni games on Dec. 27

Just wrote this brief for Wednesday’s paper. Here ya go:
There will be a dress rehearsal of sorts Wednesday night for the Dec. 27 East-West Alumni basketball game at Bremerton High.
Players from both squads, in addition to Bremerton basketball alums  from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, will be practicing at 6:30 p.m.
The cheer squads and drill team members will also be working on routines in preparation for the games. Any alums interested in participating should show up, said Rick Walker of Sport Beyond, the non-profit that sponsors the event.
Bremerton High alums will play at 6 p.m., followed by the East-West game at 7:30 p.m. Bremerton High split into East and West high schools in 1956 and merged back into Bremerton High in 1978.
There’s been reports that West has been holding more practices than usual as it goes for its first win in the alumni game.
“Our guys said if we practice we’ll get hurt and won’t be able to play in the game,” said Walker, a former East basketball great. “Several of our guys are out of town right now. We’ll see who shows up and we’ll have a fun time.”
Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and kids under 13 are free. Money raised will go toward the Les Eathorne Scholarship, and to youth athletics in the area.
Walker said information about the proposed Youth Wellness Campus at the old East High school and a newly proposed Hall of Fame for Bremerton High will be presented at the game.

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